Is fantasy football the new "what's your sign?" I'm not saying debating Ahmad Bradshaw's prospects for the rest of the season is going to help you pick up the brunette at the bar, but it's becoming a universal language. It seems everyone plays.
My friend, Neal Brown, an incredible restaurateur here in Indianapolis, joked that he can't talk to people outside the food business, but I've had long conversations with him about fantasy football. I get questions from Bleacher Report's guru of that other football, Sam Tighe, about his fantasy team. When explaining to people what I do, I can't remember the last time that the next question from them wasn't about their fantasy team.
Fantasy football might be a headache to Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice, but it's a passion for a lot of people. With the universal nature, we have to develop our own etiquette to go with our own jargon.
Arian Foster is playing for money and fame, not you. You didn't get any rights to Aaron Rodgers when you drafted him in your league, so be glad we live in a world where you can kvetch about him without being a downright...well, it rhymes with swoosh flag.
Let's take a look around the league...